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JOSEPH LAW NEWSBRIEF — “Say On Pay”: Lessons From Keycorp’s 2010 “No On Pay” Vote

By Jonathan D. Joseph* President Obama is expected to sign the Dodd-Frank Bill in July.  Upon signing, a   mandatory shareholder vote requirement related to executive compensation known as “Say on Pay” will become applicable to about 10,000 public companies. During the 2010 proxy season, just over 600 public companies included “say on pay” votes in their proxy statements, but only three failed to obtain “say on pay” approval from their shareholders. One of the three companies whose shareholders rejected executive pay practices in 2010 was Keycorp, an Ohio based regional bank holding company. At its recent annual meeting, 55 percent